For the white folks trying to figure out why this isn’t okay, let’s clarify.
Miley, a white female entertainer, is being held up as powerful for utilizing her sexuality in her work. Attempts to speak ill of her are met with loud criticism and accusations of “slut shaming” her. She is being lauded as an “icon” without contributing meaningfully to the betterment of women and in spite of her insults to transwomen. She’s also being appropriative and racist as fuck, throwing women of color under the proverbial bus and mocks them as being sexual objects for her own advancement and publicity. Miley also comes from a show biz family, and thus has astounding privilege based on growing up with wealth.
Nikki Minaj, a female entertainer of color, is being mocked for showing cleavage in an outfit. That’s it. A low-cut shirt, with a jacket style most associated with business wear. This is in spite of Nikki writing her own songs, being an outspoken advocate for the education of women and girls, her repeated and clear respect for non-binary genders and transwomen/transmen, and her continued championing of “women who come from nothing.”
Can you see the problem?
I agree that this is wrong, however, this just goes back to the whole “reverse discrimination” thing. These women are equal. Everyone is great. Perfect and great. Please start to realize that.
Even though this might not be your intention, it really felt like you just dismissed their entire point and didn’t even bother to listen. As that is actually more discriminating than you claiming that their point was reverse discrimination.
We know they are equal. The point, however is that still, Miley has acted no different than Nicki. Actually she’s gone farther than Nicki in the outrageousness and while she has over sexualized herself, there are more people jumping to her defense, than there would be people jumping to Nicki’s. You have more people who say to leave Miley alone! She’s grown! She is not anyone’s role model. Nicki has been sexualized as well but you see less people jumping to her defense to say the same and more declaring that she’s ruining children and she’s being a slut and a whore! She makes a song about men who need to grow up, emulates Marilyn Monroe, twerks, and it’s “she’s a man hater! She’s not original! She’s ghetto!” Miley makes a song about Liam hurting her, emulates Marilyn Monroe, twerks, and it’s “poor Miley! She’s innovative! She’s just having fun!”
It needs to stop. And for all of the people, trying to throw this under the rug and say it doesn’t matter, it does. The issue is still there. The overall public still treat the two differently. And it’s not fair
- "FREEDOM OF SPEECH"
- "STOP PULLING THE RACE CARD"
- "MY BEST FRIEND/BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND/WIFE/ HUSBAND/GRANDMOTHER’S SISTER’S UNCLE’S COUSIN IS BLACK"
- "UM IF SOMEONE SAID THIS ABOUT A BLACK PERSON IT WOULD BE RACIST"
- "THIS APPLE JUICE IS TOO SPICY"
It’s pathetic. And really, they’re killing the show’s popularity more by doing shit like this than they could ever by having a shitty script.
This got off the ground and gained a following. And what happened with the characterization and the back and forth between the actors is what made it what it was. Not just the fandom in general, but sterek specifically. And then, they’ve really let it go on its own. Even worse, they’ve capitalized on it too. Or did anyone forget about the commercials with Tyler and Dylan. Or when they have two together at comic con and shit. Or when they had the rest of cast talking about the shit back then.
Now they’re trying to abort the shit, But the baby is at a stage where if they did it now, it would hurt them more than they realize.
And they’re trying to promote Stydia, but nearly everyone can see that there’s no Stydia there because they’ve kept those two separate from each other beyond working together. They don’t even push a level of curiosity between the two on screen anymore. You’d think that Lydia would say something to him by now but she doesn’t. And when Jackson left, she went straight to aiden. And when Aiden came back, she went back and forth with him. They’re trying to give us Stydia at the last minute. It’s not working.
And the thing with Malia? What thing? Hell we even question it because throughout the episode, Stiles was battling a demonic fox from possessing him and she was still coming to terms with being human. But they start making out and sleep together because they apparently have something beyond basic teen attraction? Because it didn’t look like they had something beyond a simple budding friendship but you’re trying to pass it off as a romance?
And a love triangle? Really? In order for you to have a love triangle, there has to first be a romance to shake up. Scott, Allison and Isaac was a love triangle. A shitty love triangle because the two had already broken up and it was not even really addressed but a love triangle nonetheless.
This is too much and I didn’t even address the world of no homophobia or racism, but I guess we can continue that at another time
Yeah, no, that’s most definately not what the majority of us said. But I get it DEREK is a name that could so easily mistaken for LYDIA or MALIA, ami’righ?
I’ve been ignoring that Facebook post, because the screencaps turning up on my feed made it clear it was eye-roll worthy. Given the responses being posted by fans, I figured the PR team would just let it quietly disappear.
Obviously I gave them too much credit. This “summary” of the response is so poorly done. Shame on you Teen Wolf PR team. If you had to make a post and didn’t want to mention Derek, it could still have been spun in ways which weren’t gross, including focusing on how worried the fans were for Stiles’ wellbeing — that could actually have made really great copy. Much more fresh and interesting than the tripe peddled in this article.
But no, instead the writer went for a complete disregard of the two clearly expressed popular opinions, and a gross misrepresentation based on the few other comments for the sake of a het love triangle that barely exists in the show.
Homophobic. Lacking compassion for mental health issues. Unethical misrepresentation of the facts.
Congratulations. You’ve achieved a trifecta of incompetence, Teen Wolf PR.
Andy’s toys couldn’t have gone to a more deserving child.
Don’t pull the thang out unless you plan to bang.
BOMBS OVER BAGHDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD.